Punch, 35 (1858), 214.
Theory of Shooting Stars
Astronomy, Ancient Authorities, Superstition, Prognostication
Noting the ancient belief that 'stars were supposed to be the representatives' of eminent people, suggests the possibility that the early-November flurry of 'falling stars' are symbols of 'the Mayors then going out of office'.
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